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To be eligible for Work Study jobs, students must meet the following requirements. Eligibility must be confirmed by the Work Study Program Coordinator via the Work Study Authorization Form.
Proposals that do not meet the requirements below will not be considered for funding.
Two proposals, each for a maximum of 680 summer hours and 624 winter hours.
Proposals must clearly identify how they provide students with opportunities for the following:
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Non-operational*, project-based, or value-added work.
*Positions that exist year after year or are necessary for the ongoing operation of some programs or services are now considered to be operational needs of their home department and are no longer eligible for Work Study funding. A position/project will be considered operational once it has been running for 3 years, or if it is required for the operation of a department/program.
Examples of operational positions could include front-desk representatives, IRP support roles, and program facilitators.
The Work Study office will provide support and guidance to both employers and students to maximize the success of the Work Study experience. Work Study will provide tools, templates, resources, and support for both students and supervisors throughout the work term.
These will include a job offer letter template, onboarding checklist, performance review templates, site visits, halfway reporting on hours, and timely information.
To formally accept Work Study funding, approved supervisors must read and accept the terms and conditions outlined below:
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